Steven E. Penman appointed Sedgwick chief operating officer
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 29, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan.29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sedgwick announced today that
Steven E. Penman has been named the company's chief operating officer.
Spending nearly his entire storied career with Sedgwick, Penman joined the
company in 1978 and since then has served in several management and leadership
roles. As chief information officer, Penman oversaw the original design and
development of the JURIS® system, Sedgwick's industry-leading proprietary
technology platform that remains the heart and soul of its business. Under
Penman's leadership, cutting-edge systems and technology became an integral
part of Sedgwick's service offerings.
Penman later transitioned to the operations side of the business, spending
nearly a decade as director of field operations with management responsibility
for Sedgwick's claims servicing teams. Most recently, he served as executive
vice president of specialty operations, helping Sedgwick grow its specialty
claims operations, customer service centers, ancillary services, and clinical
and cost containment operations.
Penman began his professional career at Blue Cross Blue Shield, programming
the company's Medicare claims system. He is also a former member of the U.S.
"Thanks to Steve Penman's thirty-plus years of service with Sedgwick and his
wealth of industry knowledge and experience, he understands our business—and
that of our clients—inside and out," said David A. North, Sedgwick's president
and CEO. "Steve is the ideal person to help lead our company to the next
stage of our continued growth and development."
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American
provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick
and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims, productivity,
managed care, risk consulting, and other services to clients through the
expertise of more than 10,000 colleagues in 195 offices located in the U.S.
and Canada. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability,
FMLA, and other employee absence; managed care; general, automobile, and
professional liability; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and
investigation; structured settlements; and Medicare compliance solutions.
Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on
proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client expectations. For
eight years in a row, Sedgwick has been awarded the distinguished Employer of
Choice® certification, the only third-party administrator (TPA) to receive
this designation. In 2011 and 2012, the company was named the Best Overall
Large Account TPA by buyers of risk services through an independent survey
conducted by Business Insurance. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.
SOURCE Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
Contact: Lesley Gudehus, communications director, +1-901-415-7427,
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